While this could make sense, thanks to the vicinity of the "Despicable Me - Minion Mayhem" ride, we find this hard to believe. Personally, we think that it would be best to maintain all rides and attractions of the same theme very close to each other, to create mini-lands. This means that it would sound much more credible it this were the replacement for Shrek 4-D, the tired show located next to Minion Mayhem. Also, how would a Super Silly Fun Land theme work with the nearby New York City sets? At least, Twister somewhat worked with the theme of the rest of the land.
3) A new SpongeBob ride or themed experience.
This is definitely the hardest to believe. There is no way a SpongeBob attraction could fit thematically in that location, even though there are other areas that could use a similar concept. In fact, remember that the nearby KidZone is also rumored to be completely replaced in the next few years, and that could be a good new addition.
Keep in mind that the two projects that will NOT replace the attraction may, in fact, show up in other themed lands in the future. That being said, we really think that the Jimmy Fallon experience will indeed be the replacement for Twister. Our source indicated that Universal is aiming to open the new ride/experience/show (or whatever it will be!) late 2015 or, at the latest, early 2016. What are your thoughts?
None of these seem overly exciting, but the minions are popular and hilarious so it would work. That would get my vote. As funny as Fallon is and he is very funny, I see this as a 1 time experience that will get little to no repeat business.
In the Minions trailer we see, at the end, they arrive in New York where the movie seems to place it's search for a new villain. That could be a completely new attraction and at best a darkride, something the park is missing. Of course the space is cramp but what if the ride would incorporate a studio on the backlot?
As an international guest I'm not caring for Fallon and SpongeBob would be very much out of place.
Why not a year round Rockettes - The Radio City Music Hall experience. Every season has it's own theme like Chrismas, Winter, Spring/easter, Summer, Autumn/Halloween. Add a meet and greet between shows.
I really wish there would be some more details of that Fallon experience. Would it be a theater show with Fallon on a movie screen?
Either way, all three of these sound terrible so I hope these are decoys for the real plan.
Ghost Busters!!! It is the Anniversary and they are releasing a new film/.
Another physical/mechanical SFX attraction gives way to sim and screen.
And yeah, I really want to go to Uni and watch a late night talk show. Not.
"None of the above" seems to be the best option. I like them too, but one Minions attraction is enough.
Love the Ghostbuster's idea. Hopefully they're just trying to make us look at the left hand of ideas while the actual item being built is in the right.
I would prefer they left Twister in these other alternatives seem rather lame.
I'd like to see a version of the Light! Camera! Action! show from Universal Singapore brought over. I think it could work with the Hollywood theme of the area with the bowl stage and Hollywood Rip Ride Rocket.
"Tonight show with Jimmy Fallon experience" is the worst idea for a theme park attraction in the history of theme park attractions. Just keep Twister if that's all you've got.
I would love for them to bring in the Lights camera action version from Singapore. Its a hurricane in nyc theme. If not I hope they keep Twister!
Who is Jimmy Fallon? Not very enticing for us tourists... #UK Who said Ghostbusters? Now that I like!
Though this seems unlikely, maybe they should do "Danny Phantom 4-D" (despite the franchise cancellation) which is very similar to "Michael Jackson's Ghosts 3D" and the defunct Ghostbusters Spooktacular" very soon...
All are a very bad idea. 1 you don't need two of the same ride. 2. Jimmy Fallon....really, did Universal not learn anything from Disney and the disaster that was American Idol. 3. No one care about Sponge Bob Anymore.
Pretty sure Spongebob is still a HUGE franchise that has a new movie coming out soon.
Battleship the Experience!!
Would love it if the entire area was themed as Super silly funland (maybe Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit could be the rollercoaster form the 1st movie??)
The songs in HRRR are tired anyway... And the "choose your soundtrack" feature has long lost the appeal...